Olympic Mascot Finalists! www3.nhk.or.jp

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have unveiled 3 final sets of candidates for the Games' mascots.

The organizing committee announced the finalists from more than 2,000 applicat...

posted by  Yubi | 4 days, 13 hours ago | 1 comment


Wabi-Sabi : Permission to Stop Making Your Bed www.architecturaldigest.com

Forget everything you were ever taught/forced to learn about making a bed. The truth is, with the right textures and layers you can leave your bed unmade and not be classified as a slob. We first n...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks, 1 day ago | 0 comments


Rice straw dinosaur sculptures dazzle visitors in Sendai, northeast Japan www.japantrends.com

Students in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, have created dinosaur sculptures using rice straw from farmers affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

There are six straw dinosaurs on display...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 1 day ago | 0 comments


The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo otakumode.com

Are you ready to step through the Anywhere Door to a world of unique Doraemon art? The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017 is now open to the public at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo an...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto www.nact.jp

The “Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto”, covering his artworks from “Voices of a Distant Star” to “Your Name,” will be held in The National Art Center, Tokyo from Saturday, November 11th to Monday, Dece...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


Lacquer Violin the-japan-news.com

WAJIMA, Ishikawa — A violin made using the Wajima lacquerware technique of Ishikawa Prefecture will enter the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, considered one of the world’s finest rep...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Traditional rocket festival in Chichibu www3.nhk.or.jp

People in Chichibu, a city north of Tokyo, launched hand-made rockets on Sunday to express their gratitude for the season's harvest.

The annual festival, held in a mountainous region of the city, d...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 0 comments


Kazuo Ishiguro's Nobel Prize in Literature www.wired.co.uk

Ishiguro is not a Japanese writer but I wanted to share this news here as he was born in Japan and certainly was influenced by Japanese culture at least through his parents.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Japanese Vending Machines at Night Juxtaposed with a Wintry Hokkaido Landscape www.spoon-tamago.com

“In Hokkaido where I live, winters are harsh and snows are deep,” says photographer Eiji Ohashi. “Every day can become rather inconvenient” due to the constant snowfall. But heavy snows also bring ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Exhibition of nunoe cloth pictures www3.nhk.or.jp

An exhibition of artworks made of kimono cloth opened in Mito city, north of Tokyo, on Tuesday.

"Nunoe" is a Japanese handcraft similar to patchwork in which scraps of kimono and obi fabric are sti...

posted by  Tanuki | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

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